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12/4/2016 7:39:52 AM
Firefighters made quick work of a fire near a barn on Saturday afternoon in the Town of Pomfret.  Crews from Fredonia, Sheridan, East Dunkirk, and Cassadaga responded to 9488 Route 60 just before 2:30 PM.  On arrival, firefighters found smoke coming from inside the barn. According to Fredonia Fire, a resident started his meat smoker, but the fire inside the smoker was larger than more
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2016-12-04 11:10
Construction on the new Chautauqua Institution Amphitheater is moving forward and on schedule. The primary phase of the project is now entering its fourth month, with a significant number of construction milestones already complete. In November, crews completed installation of caissons and concrete caps in the front-of-house, completed front- and back-of-house load-bearing foundations, and began more
2016-12-04 10:52
New York State's lieutenant governor will be making an appearance in Dunkirk this week.  Kathy Hochul will be the keynote speaker for the annual meeting of the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce on Friday, December 9th at 12:00 PM at Shorewood Country Club.  During the meeting, Hochul plans on addressing economic development issues in Western New more
2016-12-04 08:05
A traffic stop early Sunday morning in Fredonia led to drug-related charges against two people. State Police pulled over a vehicle on Route 60 driven by 20-year-old Jesse Koch (pictured), and while speaking with Koch, smelled marijuana emanating from inside the vehicle. Troopers say Koch was found to be in possession of a bag of cocaine and a bag containing 1.5 grams of marijuana. A passenger, more
2016-12-04 07:48
A teenager is facing charges after he allegedly damaged approximately $1,500 worth of crops in the Town of Ellington on Saturday.  State Police in Jamestown were called to a report of a vehicle stuck on a piece of property and interviewed the property owner, the teen, and several witnesses.  An investigation revealed that the land was properly posted, and the off-road incident was not more
2016-12-03 09:54
A woman in Gowanda was hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries after she was struck by a vehicle in the village on Friday. Emergency responders were called to the intersection of South Chapel Street and West Main Street shortly after 5:15 PM. According to Gowanda Police, the driver of the vehicle was making a left turn onto South Chapel Street when her vision was obstructed more
2016-12-03 07:41
A Sinclairville man was arrested Friday afternoon on drunk driving-related charges in the Town of Gerry. Chautauqua County Sheriff's officers pulled over 59-year-old James Emmott for multiple traffic violations on Route 60 at about 5:30 PM. Deputies say Emmott was found to be intoxicated, and that he had a previous DWI conviction within the last ten years. He was charged with felony DWI, failure more
2016-12-03 07:07
Our recently concluded fall season was a near record one in Western New York. That from meteorologist David Thomas at the National Weather Service in Buffalo. Thomas says November ended up being the eighth warmest since records have been kept, dating back to 1871. He says the months of September, October and November were the third-warmest ever, with temperatures during that span running about more
2016-12-03 05:50
WCA Hospital in Jamestown will now be known as "UPMC Chautauqua WCA." The announcement was made at the hospital Friday afternoon after final state regulatory approvals for its partnership with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center came late Thursday. WCA President and CEO Betsy Wright says this culminates a year-long process to formally make WCA part of the UPMC Health Care Network... [ more
2016-12-02 01:20
The Jamestown School District and the Jamestown Teachers Association are jointly announcing that they have reached agreement on a new, four-year contract.  School Superintendent Tim Mains, and JTA President Chris Reilly say the contract runs retroactive to June of 2014 and expires in June of 2018.  The Jamestown School Board adopted the new contract during a special meeting Thursday more
2016-12-02 01:06
Get ready for another STOP-DWI Enforcement Crackdown later this month.  Chautauqua County Sheriff Joe Gerace has announced that police agencies across the county will be participating in the next enforcement crackdown beginning Friday, December 16 and continuing through Monday, January 2.  The event is being funded by a grant from the Governor's Traffic Safety Commitee and is part of a more
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